From the Christian Fiction: Amish / Mennonite section

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The Haven

by Suzanne Woods Fisher


Price: £8.99
Publisher:Revell imprint of Baker Pub from Lion
Published:September 2012
This book is set in an Amish community and is part of the Stoney Ridge series. I have not read all the other books, but this one is good in its own right, partly because the author knows a lot about the Amish way of life and uses that knowledge explores what happens when an English (non-Amish) boy finds himself attracted to a Plain (Amish) girl. This is not the only potential love story in the book, so fans of romantic fiction will not be disappointed. A sub-plot involving the identity of an abandoned baby makes the story even more interesting, and as always with these books the God-fearing lifestyle of the Amish means that there are no nasty surprises in terms of the language, even though modern themes are mentioned in the course of the narrative. It would probably be better to read these books in chronological order, but this is not essential, as I can testify!

Reviewer: Paula Hill   (22/05/13)
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